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CULTURE AND EDUCATION POLICY

IWF believes that a healthy culture that encourages all Americans to use their talents to their fullest, build healthy relationships and families, and create strong, respectful communities, is the foundation of our society and a necessary condition for limited government to flourish. IWF encourages discussion of key cultural issues, such as the relations between the sexes, and promotes a respect for the differences between women and men. IWF also recognizes the role that our education system plays in our economy and in our culture, and that women—as students, mothers, and as the majority of the nation’s teachers—have a unique interest in improving education policy. Women have made tremendous educational strides in recent decades, but our public education system still fails far too many children, and the Left too often uses education as a political football. IWF pushes back on the idea that more money (and a common core) is the solution and instead emphasizes the need for greater educational freedom.

Categories:  Character,  Common Core,  Family Issues,  Gender Differences,  Preschool and Childcare,  School Choice,  Sexual Assault and Hook up Culture,  Teachers Unions,  Title IX

Harvard Dean Delivers Maybe Most Depressing Graduation Speech in History

June 14 2019
by Charlotte Hays


At Oberlin, a Big Loss for the Student Mob

June 13 2019
by Charlotte Hays


529 Accounts Expand Educational Opportunity

June 7 2019
by Inez Feltscher Stepman


Common Core: A Decade of Making American Education (Even) Worse

June 6 2019
by Vicki E. Alger


Are Our Libraries Becoming Daytime Homeless Shelters?

June 5 2019
by Charlotte Hays


Girls' Track and the Unlevel Playing Field

June 3 2019
by Hadley Heath


New Way to Escape Paying College Loan Debt: Flee the U.S.

June 3 2019
by Charlotte Hays


Nationwide Spending on Public K-12 Up for Fifth Consecutive Year

June 3 2019
by Vicki E. Alger


QUIZ: What Do You Know About Lawful Gun Ownership

June 2 2019
by Policy Team


Meryl Streep is Right to Slam the Label “Toxic Masculinity”

May 31 2019
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


United Nations Deems Siri and Alexa Tools of the Patriarchy

May 30 2019
by Charlotte Hays


Does Learning about "White Privilege" Make You More Sympathetic Towards African Americans?

May 29 2019
by Charlotte Hays


People Are Talking about Quillette, a High-Brow Publication for Academics. No, Really--It's Hot

May 29 2019
by Charlotte Hays


College Dropout Rates Driving Factor Toward Adopting “Adversity Scores”

May 28 2019
by Betsy Pearson


Feminist Author Naomi Wolf's Foundational Factual Error Unmasked on BBC Radio

May 28 2019
by Charlotte Hays


Memorial Day, 2019

May 26 2019
by Charlotte Hays


QUIZ: What Do You Know About Background Checks?

May 25 2019
by Policy Team


Lionel Shriver: We Need to Talk about Those SAT “Adversity Points”

May 24 2019
by Charlotte Hays


New York Times Columnist: Rich Progressives Are Making Our Cities Unlivable

May 24 2019
by Charlotte Hays


U.K. Columnist: I'd Rather Not Have Gone to Oxford if I Needed "Adversity Points" to Do So

May 22 2019
by Charlotte Hays


Wisconsin Schools of Choice Get More Bang for Every Education Buck

May 20 2019
by Vicki E. Alger


Three Years Later No Justice for Women in Cologne New Year's Eve Attacks

May 20 2019
by Charlotte Hays


Bernie Sanders Attacks Charter Schools and Alienates His Own Voters

May 19 2019
by Inez Feltscher Stepman


Schools Are Safer Where Teachers Are Armed

May 17 2019
by Laura Carno


#MeToo Movement Gets a Scalp at Harvard

May 16 2019
by Hadley Heath


Millennials and the Moral Case for Free Markets

May 16 2019
by Vicki E. Alger


Child Safety Accounts Proposed for DC School Children

May 15 2019
by Vicki E. Alger


Banning Mother’s Day is the Latest Woke Crusade

May 13 2019
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Twitter Banning AOC Parody Site is Progressive Privilege at Its Finest

May 9 2019
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Camille Paglia Update: What It All Means

May 8 2019
by Charlotte Hays


Two Truths & A Lie: Net Neutrality

May 7 2019
by Patrice Lee Onwuka


Burger King Will Soon Offer Something More "Real" Than Just "Happy" Meals

May 6 2019
by Betsy Pearson


Climate Action Now Act Won't Happen Any Time Soon

May 2 2019
by Mandy Gunasekara


Two Truths and a Lie: School Discipline Reform

April 30 2019
by Inez Feltscher Stepman


Nick Gillespie on the Moral Aspects of Free College

April 30 2019
by Charlotte Hays


Should Conservatives Continue to Embrace Criminal Justice Reform?

April 29 2019
by Betsy Pearson


LISTEN: Is 'Free College' Really Free?

April 26 2019
by Beverly Hallberg


Sweden Declines to Deport Convicted Rapist

April 26 2019
by Charlotte Hays


Former Democratic Senator Breaks Ranks on Charter Schools

April 24 2019
by Charlotte Hays


The Green New Deal Is a Losing Strategy for Millennials

April 22 2019
by Betsy Pearson


What Did People Do Before There Were College Loans?

April 19 2019
by Charlotte Hays


Twenty Years After Columbine: Are Our Kids Safer?

April 18 2019
by Laura Carno


"Radical Kitsch" at Columbia University: Fun and Games for Privileged Kids

April 16 2019
by Charlotte Hays


Why One Teacher Wasn't Surprised by the celebrity College Entrance Scandal

April 15 2019
by Arrah Massimini


Meet the Worst College Loan Program: The PLUS Program Has Many Minuses

April 10 2019
by Charlotte Hays


Wacky Ways Colleges Spend Money

April 8 2019
by Arrah Massimini


Former FDIC Chair: Is College Really Worth It?

April 3 2019
by Charlotte Hays


Standing Up for True Social Justice

April 1 2019
by Karla Jacobs


"Woke" Justice Seen in Smollett Case

March 29 2019
by Charlotte Hays


Learning to Love Our Political Opposites

March 28 2019
by Karla Jacobs


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